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Oct 13, 2020

He tells the Rabbi that he wants to be a Jew, but his Mom... Well, listen him to tell that story. He's vibrant, funny and lives his commitment to freeing others from the unseen prisons of past experience. Among his many talents--actor, singer, activist--one of his current passions is expanding the ranks of Black male entrepreneurs through his nonprofit, Global Eye Entrepreneurs. He's also Senior Vice President of Leadership Development for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles...I guess I gave away the story's ending.

Gamal's favorite songs: Wheels of a Dream from Ragtime and No One Is Alone from Into the Woods.

Gamal's favorite words are from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar:

Cowards die many times before their deaths.
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear...
Also, taken from his Bio:
Gamal Palmer is the Senior Vice President of Leadership Development at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, overseeing several leadership programs and board and professional development for a 170-person staff. Palmer is also the Founder and CEO of Global Eye Entrepreneurs, a multicultural network for male entrepreneurs of color. Palmer designed and lectured the international programs at Yale University, Theater and Public Health in Swaziland and South Africa and Social Justice in Tanzania. Palmer earned his Post-Graduate Associate from Yale School of Management, M.FA. from Yale School of Drama and a B.A. from University of Miami. Palmer served as a Los Angeles Global Justice Fellow and delivered a TEDx Talk on the intersection of art and social impact. In 2018, Palmer was an International Career Advancement (ICAP Fellow) at the Aspen Institute. A native of Philadelphia, Palmer is the youngest of nine children and was highly influenced by his activist parentage.

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About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her?"

Every interview starts with getting-to-know-you questions about favorites, accomplishments and then goes deeper. You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom.

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